Avicel microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is a unique ingredient. In
water, with shear, MCC forms a three-dimensional matrix comprised of
millions of insoluble microcrystals that form an extremely stable,
thixotropic gel. Avicel microcrystalline cellulose functions at any
temperature and provides superior freeze/thaw and heat stability to
All FMC BioPolymer manufacturing facilities maintain ISO
certification on a global basis. ISO certification, along with a
rigorous QA/QC program, assures highest quality products and
functionality with every delivery.
More than 35 years ago FMC BioPolymer introduced Avicel MCC to the
food, pharmaceutical and specialty industries. We continue to maintain
a leadership position within the markets we serve by improving on
existing technology and creating revolutionary breakthroughs that offer
our customers even greater functionality.
FMC BioPolymer builds quality and performance into its family of
Avicel products at three levels — raw material sourcing, the
manufacture of Avicel, and tailoring the functional properties of each
product. Today’s Avicel product line has evolved into a family of
highly functional products that offer optimum functionality to the
food, specialty and pharmaceutical industries. FMC BioPolymer markets
its Avicel products under five well-established trade names: Avicel,
Avicel-plus® and Novagel® are primarily designed to meet the needs of
the food industry. The Lattice® and Nilyn® products are designed to
meet the needs of the specialty (non-foods) industry.